Thought for the Week

Rutherglen Reformer - - News from the Pews -

Hope and fu­ture are two words that are used a lot.

But do we re­ally know what they mean?

Do we have hope? Do we have a fu­ture?

These are very deep thoughts, and af­ter all the events of the last few weeks it would be easy to an­swer ‘no’ to all of the above ques­tions.

In the bi­ble it says: “For I know the plans I have for you, de­clares the Lord, plans to pros­per you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a fu­ture.” Jeremiah 29:11

It is hard to see a pos­i­tive fu­ture with all the neg­a­tiv­ity that blinds us, but God has a plan and to ful­fil that plan we need to have hope, to be pos­i­tive and see the good things in ev­ery sit­u­a­tion we come across.

We need to re­mem­ber the danc­ing po­lice of­fi­cer at the Love Manch­ester con­cert and how mem­bers of our own lo­cal com­mu­nity drove down to Manch­ester to col­lect peo­ple and bring them home.

We need to re­mem­ber all the food parcels, toys and cloth­ing that has been do­nated to all the fam­i­lies af­fected by the fire in Gren­fell Tower, and how af­ter each of these re­cent atroc­i­ties nor­mal peo­ple have fallen over them­selves to help strangers.

I see hope in each action of love, each self­less act.

We have to re­main hope­ful in the true na­ture of hu­man­ity and we will have a fu­ture. Ross Mur­ray Cam­bus­lang and Ruther­glen Chris­tian Rea­chout Trust

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